ALICE IN WONDERLAND

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
JANUARY 14, 2014

Trippy is the best descriptor for the animated Disney classic “Alice In Wonderland”. To children, it’s just an innocent and curious blonde falling into a rabbit hole and discovering a whole new world. But watched as an adult, Alice steps into a very psychedelic otherworld that would likely best be enjoyed while on some sort of drug. With talking animals, smoking caterpillars, and the insane Mad Hatter, there are very few words to call this film besides “trippy”. Otherworldly as it may be, Alice remains a household name and spawned many more adaptations of the story, infusing itself into pop culture with its phrases and characters. At only an hour and fifteen minutes, it’s a short jaunt down the rabbit hole, still developing nicely in that short span and creating some of the most recognizable villains of the Disney world, like the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts.

RELEASE DATE
July 28, 1951

DIRECTOR
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske

WRITTEN BY
Milt Banta
Del Connell
Bill Cottrell
Joe Grant
Winston Hibler
Dick Huemer
Dick Kelsey
Tom Oreb
Bill Peet
Erdman Penner
Joe Rinaldi
Ted Sears
John Walbridge

BASED ON
“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass”
by Lewis Carroll

STUDIO
Walt Disney Productions

G

ANIMATION
ADVENTURE
FAMILY
FANTASY
MUSICAL

75 minutes

COMPOSER
Oliver Wallace

EDITOR
Lloyd Richardson

CAST
Kathryn Beaumont
Ed Wynn
Richard Haydn
Sterling Holloway
Jerry Colonna
Verna Felton
J. Pat O’Malley
Bill Thompson
Joseph Kearns
Dink Trout
James MacDonald

PRODUCED BY
Walt Disney

BUDGET
$3 million

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